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Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria'

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Address: Esperaza, 11260 Esperaza, France
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+33 4 68 74 26 88
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Interesting for adults and fun for the kids too

We visited with my parents and three year old daughter. She is just getting into dinosaurs and even though she's only young there was enough for her to see for her to enjoy it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
emla1084
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with my parents and three year old daughter. She is just getting into dinosaurs and even though she's only young there was enough for her to see for her to enjoy it. There are some fantastic skeletons and models on display and the information boards are in both French and English, so it's accessible for non-native speakers. What's... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A great place for small people who love dinasours. Well presented and worth a visit. No cafe facilities, but good places close by.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My family and I visited Le Musée des Dinosaures d’Espéraza Dinosaur Museum. New ultra modern building with a garden area inside which has a few trees and plants. Museum contains 20,000 different fossils. We saw some tiny dinosaur eggs. Models and replicas of dinosaurs and bones. Child friendly. Great gift shop.

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Thank Topsecret2011
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to spend a couple of hours maximum if you are interested in dinosaurs or the local geology and connection to the history of palaeontology. The exhibits are well presented and quite varied including the prehistoric plants. Some large moving pieces as well as expected skeletons.

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Thank sesherratt
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Visited this museum at the request of the youngest as he loves dinosaurs and was really impressed. As mentioned by other reviewers it doesn't look much from the outside but has a wonderful array of fossils and exhibits within, information is given in both French and English for the majority of items and will certainly provide a good opportunity to... More 

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Thank Andrew T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Found this place by chance while in ESPERAZA. It's not big but well presented. Good day out with children. Worth a visit.

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Foix, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Good place for kids and adults. Lots of background on paleontology and the finds and types of dinosaurs here and elsewhere.

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Thank YoEHtrip
Quillan, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a small but well laid out museum with plenty of things to help children learn (as well as adults) They have a life sized T Rex which is activated by movement sensors. It roars and thrashes it's tail and head. It all helps to bring the Jurassic period to life.

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Thank valerie c
Carcassonne, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Although I've been to Esperaza scores of times I'd never actually found the location of the museum by chance,, just the gorgeous billboard ads for it. The exterior of the building is nondescript and almost concealed near the station. I had to ask directions even though I looked for them first online. Far better then expected, the museum houses marvels... More 

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Thank Sheri L
New Orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Better than expected. It doesn't look much from the outside. Some huge exhibits, and things for kids to do.

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